Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Functional Medicine Approach

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a multi-factorial condition that requires a holistic and thorough approach to treatment. What Are The Symptoms Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Typical symptoms include post-exertional fatigue, memory or concentration problems, muscle pain, joint pain, headaches, sore throat, painful swollen lymph nodes and sleep disturbance. Digestive symptoms such as bloating and bowel

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Methane: The misunderstood gas?

You might also like to read: What Is SIBO? SIBO: What Causes It? Hydrogen Sulfide: The good, the bad and the misunderstood What Is Methane? It is a type of gas produced by an organism in the human gut called methanogens. Elevated levels of methane in SIBO breath testing has been associated with constipation in

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SIBO: What Causes It?

When we think about the causes of SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) we need to start with the question: What are our natural internal defence mechanisms for preventing SIBO? I think it is Dr. Siebecker who stated: One should always search for factors which could have caused the occurrence of the disease Protection Against SIBO

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Fasting And The Microbiome

Meal frequency, and fasting are easy ways to support gut health and our microbiome. Let's explore some of the research in this topic. Meal Frequency & Fasting A regular meal pattern including breakfast consumption, consuming a higher proportion of energy early in the day, reduced meal frequency (i.e., 2–3 meals/day), and regular fasting periods may [...] Continue reading »

Spiritual Intelligence & Resilience

In today’s blog I want to summarise a paper that explored spiritual intelligence & resilience. I have previously blogged about spirituality which may be helpful to read first, click here to read it.  Just one of the definitions I used in my first blog on spirituality was: Spirituality is a personal search for meaning and purpose

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7C Model of Resiliency

In my first article I introduced the concept of resilience, and in a recent article I discussed potential barriers to resilience. In this article I want to discuss ways we can enhance our resilience, specifically through the 7C model of resiliency. The 7C Model Of Resilience Control: Having sense of control/autonomy of our lives has been

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